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Dakota Shy Wine


2022 Dakota Shy Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2022 Dakota Shy Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2022 Dakota Shy Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Tasting Notes

Wonderfully aromatic with classic Cabernet notes cedar, tobacco leaf, lavender, currant and dark cherries. Creamy, supple and textured on the palate with a range of delicious cherry, plum, chocolate, tobacco and spice flavors layered over broad fine-grained tannins. Seamless and finely balanced that finishes beautifully with lingering flavors of dried herb, black currant, cedar and cocoa powder. A snapshot of the wonderful texture and fruit which the 2022 vintage provided in Napa.


We began Dakota Shy with a goal of making a single, great Cabernet Sauvignon. To achieve that, we wanted to source fruit from a range of Napa Valley’s exceptional vineyard sites and build complexity into the wine through different grape clones, soil types, exposures, elevations and regions within the valley. We now work with 16 different growers and purchase fruit from vineyards as far south as Oak Knoll and as far north as Calistoga. Our vineyards are roughly 50% valley floor and 50% hillside.

The Napa Valley Cabernet is crafted with an eye toward luxury and exceeding expectation. Composed primarily of grapes from our hillside vineyards, this is a dense, serious Cabernet balanced with purity, polish and elegance.


Appellation Napa Valley (from grapes grown in Oak Knoll, Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena, Calistoga, Mount Veeder)
Blend 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot
Barrel Aging 18 months, 70% New French Oak
Clones Cabernet Franc Clones 332 & 1, Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 4, 7, 337, 338, 169 & 685, Merlot Clone 3
Rootstocks 110R, 3309, 1103P, 420A, 101-14. 1616C, 039-16
Soils Various volcanic and sedimentary-based soils
Vineyard Manager Josh Clark, Colinas Farming, Phil Coturri, Jim Gamble, Matt Hardin, Betsy Moulds & Roberto Juarez, Oscar Renteria, Pina
Winemaker Tom Garrett
Production 2,575 cases